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Coldberry Lead Mine (Middleton-in-Teesdale)

Remains of leadmine at Coldberry (County Durham)
Remains of leadmine at Coldberry (County Durham)

Coldberry © DCC 2007
Coldberry © DCC 2007

A large area of ruins, earthworks and other remains of Coldberry lead mine can be seen in this area. The exact history of early lead working on the site is unclear, though it was extensive before the mid 18th century. Coldberry Hush is the largest of its type in the Northern Pennines. At the east end of the hush are the remains of the 19th century mine and a mine shop built by the London Lead Company. It was worked until the 1950s, and was one of the last sites to be worked for lead in the area. Several of the mine buildings are Grade II listed buildings protected by law. This area is a Scheduled Ancient Monument protected by law.

Reference number:D3869
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Scheduled Monument
  • National Heritage List for England Entry Number: 1015863
Event(s):Evaluation at Coldberry Water Balance 1998; North Pennines Heritage Trust

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Source of Reference
Local History of Middleton-in-Teesdale

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